Study shows troubled teens display violent behavior to get buzz

Boredom may have a lot to do with teenage violence. Many teenage attackers act violent because of peer pressure, while fewer admitted to behaving violently because of alcohol...

Media Violence Facts and Statistics

Prevalence of Media Violence The Television Violence Monitoring Project examined the amount of violence on American telev..

Conflict Resolution

Too often, minor disagreements lead to serious violence among teens. In fact, one national survey found that 33 percent of high school students said they had been in a physical fight within the pas..

Confronting Teens Involved in Dating Violence

If You Think Your Child Is a Victim of Dating Violence If you suspect your child is in a violent relationship, ask your child about the relationship. Be specific about why you are conce..

Youth Violence: Myths vs. Facts

At A Glance: Myths vs. Facts The Surgeon General's report challenges a number of false notions and misinterpretations about youth violence and deb..

Gang Involvement Warning Signs

Be on the lookout for signs that your child may be involved in a gang: abrupt changes in your child's selection of friends changing pattern in dress such as wearing the s..

Incidence of Victimization at School and Away From School

In each survey year from 1992-2003, students rep..

Violent Deaths at School and Away From School

Violent deaths in schools are rare but tragic events with far-reaching effects on the school population and surrounding community (..

Physical Fighting Among Teenagers

Physical fighting among teenagers is a serious problem in the United States. A 1999 national survey of high school students found that in the past year: More than 1 in 3 ..

Gangs 101

Kids join gangs for a variety of reasons, which sometimes are the same reasons kids participate in sports or join clubs in school. There is no scientific answer as to why kids choose to involve the..

One In Five Teenage Girls Experiences Dating Violence

Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Asso..

Dating Violence Common Among Teens

Teen life, with its fads, crushes, clashes, and breakups, seems to be a world away from abusive relationships. Yet, there can be a dark side to all of the social drama. Many teens go through ..

Adolescent Violence Research

Risk Factors Tragic events like the shootings at Columbine High School capture public attention and concern, but are not typical of youth violence. Most adolescent homicides are committ..

Youth Gangs and Violence

Although once thought to be an inner-city problem, gang violence has spread to communities throughout the United States. At last count, there were more than 24,500 different youth gangs aro..

Preventing Teens Destructive Behavior

Preventing Destructive Behavior by Harnessing the Power of Peers Tragic events such as school shootings have presented us with images of adolescent aggressive and antisocial behav..

Gangs and Violence

Gang members, a relatively small proportion of the adolescent population, commit the majority of serious youth violence (see Spergel, 1990, for a review). In two major longitudinal studies in Den..

Helping the Child Who is Expressing Anger

When you hear about children killing other children, you may think, "I donít know a single child who could do such a thing." Too often the daily news confirms that children and te..

Youth Violence: Fact Sheet

Occurrence and Consequences In 2002, more than 877,700 young people ages 10 to 24 were injured from violent acts. Approximately 1 in 13 required hospitalization (CDC 2004). ..